Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Civil Marriage Equality in DC: Let the Wedding Planning Begin

I am stunned, and supremely happy. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Chief Justice John Roberts has decided not to intervene on behalf of those against marriage equality in DC and stop the passage of the legislation, or stop the issuing of marriage licenses.

And apparently, there will be cupcakes handed out to couples who head downtown for their marriage licenses tomorrow. There is a mandatory three-day waiting period, so the first official gay marriage in the District could happen as early as March 9, 2010.


UPDATE: Check out the first couple in line for the new marriage license in DC. I am so happy for these ladies.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now we know what equality looks like.

It is NOT a special right.

These two ladies show what getting treated the same as heterosexual adults feels like. It means you get what they've been getting.

March 9th can't come soon enough, and this couple is making history, American history.

Chief Justice John Roberts is the first of many to suddenly go silent, as the tide turns, no one wants to be the last one ranting or roadblocking, and risk being labeled a modern day George Wallace.

Hopefully other legislatures will look to DC, the northeast, and Iowa, and embrace equality in our lifetimes by legalizing gay marriage.

I'm just sayin'...